All Posts Tagged
Tag: ‘roles’

Diversity and Inclusion: what’s the difference? Why should we care?

A special and unusual event occurred on June 23 in Frankfurt on the rooftop and meeting rooms of the 25 Hours Hotel by Levi’s — yes, the denim jeans company Levi’s helped design the hotel. Thus we all wore jeans and sneakers (well, I didn’t, but that’s more because I don’t wear jeans to give […]

Read More

What kinds of people fuel the new backlash? Why do we need limits on paid work?

A continuation of the Blog on the new Backlash: why we need to defend work-life research and policies, from my presentation at the Conference “6th International Community, Work and Family Conference in Malmö, Sweden from 19-22 May 2015”. This presentation and blog were inspired by my response to Thomas Vasek’s book “Work-Life Bullshit” which we […]

Read More

A new backlash? How to Defend Work-Family Policies: Presentation in Malmö, Sweden

Work-family policies and programming have made enormous leaps forward in the public and private sectors in the last decades of the 20th century and first decades of the 21st century. The goal, broadly and generally stated, is enabling paid work, unpaid work, family care, self-care, and community involvement to all be part of a normal […]

Read More

Closing Ceremony, Women in Leadership: Opening doors, developing potential

On 4. December 2014 there was a special closing awards ceremony at the ZWW Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, “Mit Frauen in Führung: Türen öffnen – Potenziale fördern.” (Women in Leadership: Opening doors, developing potential). Young women got training over a period of time for leadership skills, and the Minister Alt gave out certificates of participation. I […]

Read More

Reason #6 why women should be in leadership: Sharing the burden

Reason six: It does people good to know they’re not alone. Sharing responsibilities in the home is good for partnerships and for children, who learn that everyone pitches in. The division of labor at work does us and our teams good, too. Sharing the burdens and responsibilities makes it possible for men and women to have more […]

Read More

Reason #5 why women in leadership is a worthy goal: Visibility for new issues

A fifth aspect why women can accomplish something special in leadership positions is that they often start with token status. They can use this status to bring visibility to an issue that’s important to them. I’ll explain. A “token” is someone who carries a visible indicator that separates him or her from the rest of […]

Read More

The fourth aspect why we need women at the top: Role Models!

The fourth aspect why women in leadership are critically important, is the role model function of women at the top. This role modeling matters for everyone, not just for women. If people at the top reflect diversity, then the employees at lower levels of the organization can better imagine themselves expanding their possibilities and visualizing […]

Read More

Why we need vacation

ere in Europe, taking vacation is a normal part of life. Why? Quite simply, because human beings need it. We need to take time out to discover who we are, really, as human beings, when we strip away from ourselves all the trappings of business and busyness. When the everyday routine falls away, it is […]

Read More

An open letter to the senior scholar at the conference, or, when will sexism end? With you!

Dear Senior Scholar, You gave a talk at a conference we both attended. It had relevance for my research, so I approached you at the coffee break, complimented your work, and asked if we could be seated together at the conference dinner to talk more about the topic. Certainly, you replied, “you’re easy to find.” […]

Read More

The feudal serfdom: the final aspect of “The uniqueness of the German university system”

Here is the final installment of the talk I gave on January 9, 2013 as the keynote for the “Meet the Female Faculty” Event at the Ruhr-University of Bochum. The Equal Opportunities Office and the Internal Continuing Education Office at Bochum team up to offer a special program for women scientists to meet each other […]

Read More
Page 1 of 212»